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Alabama-Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.

 

Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Kristen Stancil, External Communications Manager
Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
(770) 852-4040 (p) | (678) 614-3643 (c)
kristen.stancil@redcross.org

 

 
February 8, 2018
The Samford University football team knows all about team work and encourages the community to come together to help save lives. The Circulate the Love blood drive with the American Red Cross will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Samford University Sullivan-Cooney Fieldhouse,...
February 5, 2018
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain...
January 23, 2018
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet...
January 8, 2018
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.   
December 18, 2017
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life to patients now and into the new year by giving blood or platelets.  
December 6, 2017
To help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter, Bevill State Community College student Alysa Vines is hosting a Leaders Save Lives blood drive Friday, Dec. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at Freedom Assembly of God, 1320 Curry Highway, Jasper.
December 6, 2017
The community is invited to give more life by donating with the American Red Cross at the 32nd annual Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC blood drive. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed Thursday, Dec. 21, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the dealership located at 2251 W. 23rd St., Panama...
December 4, 2017
The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.   Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “...
November 20, 2017
The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.   At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules – but the need for...
November 2, 2017
Auburn University and The University of Alabama are on a lifesaving mission with the American Red Cross and need your help. Each school wants to collect the most pints of blood for hospital patients in need and win bragging rights. Auburn University will hold a blood drive Nov. 14-16 from 10 a.m....